Make-up blogger, Talia Joy Castellano
I ask you: who doesn't love a make-up tutorial? No one. Especially now, what with news that we're supposed to wear make up to 'please' our man, according to Gwen Stefani. So now would probably be a good time to mention Talia Joy Castellano's excellent make up blog (see below).
Talia is 12, but that hasn't stopped her understanding the nuances of a smoky eye, or the thrill of primers. Except that unlike Gwen and anyone else who wears make up for their other half, or indeed anyone else, Talia has been a cancer patient since 2007 and wears make-up as a way of boosting her self-esteem and confidence.
Her blog, snappily titled 'Make-upisMYwig', has already garnered over 100,000 subscribers who tune in weekly to follow her take on the latest trend, or merely to listen to the latest updates in her treatment. Talia says make up is "wig", her way of coping with strenuous bouts of chemotherapy for leukemia. This week she also revealed that she was now suffering from two cancers at the same time, a rarity: neuroblastoma and leukemia. "This is not fair to me anymore", she told her fans. "I'm only 13. I shouldn't have to be doing this…it's really not fair for kids to have cancer. It really frickin sucks."
As yet, Talia isn't sure what the next stages in treatment are. According to Jezebel, she says she's' leaning towards not doing it', which means she'd only have between four months and a year to live. She has promised to keep making videos though, viewing it a method of therapy. And as much as we love her, it certainly brings new meaning to the whole furore surrounding Gwen Stefani's reasons for wearing lipstick, doesn't it?